- Nov 28, 2009
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I prefer Whitby to Scarborough. Bridlington is dreadful though.Discovered Whitby last September, lovely place. We had a fortnight in Yorkshire waiting for our granddaughter to be born so did the second week at Scarborough and travelled to Whitby.
We missed her birth by 6 days!
Yes, that end of Scarborough is quieter/more appealing depending on what you are looking for. Sandsend just to the North of Whitby is good too if you just want to potter along the beach without the shops/crowds etc.I agree. Had never been to Scarborough before and our first impressions were that we didn't like it but we did quite like the Peasholm Park/Scalby end when we discovered it. Whitby is far far nicer
What price is that tho? It's an issue Wales has struggled with. I believe 2nd homes there are now subject to a 300% council tax.On the subject of Whitby (and other coastal towns)...
As in Devon and Cornwall, Whitby’s rise in second homes is fuelling worsening inequality and a housing crisis, says Alex Niven, a Newcastle University lecturerwww.theguardian.com
I'd look to raise Council Taxes and Stamp Duty on second homes to a level that stops housing in our costal areas becoming playthings for the wealthy.